Biography of Hiram I. Sherry
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HIRAM I. SHERRY, born in Mauch Chunk, Pa., on March 14, 1823, was the first white child born in that place. As a boy he was bright and intelligent and while running on a packet made the friendship of such men as Hon. Asa Packer and Robert H. Sayre, and as years passed he was much in the employ of Mr. Sayre. He was with him in the construction of the noted gravity railroad at Mauch Chunk. His connection with Waverly, where be was active in politics as an ardent republican, commenced with his purchase of the American house in 1870. This hotel he kept for a time and later was in the livery business for several years. After over a quarter of a century's life in Waverly, and known as a familiar figure to the whole community, Mr. Sherry died on March 7, 1896. On December 25, 1845, he was married with Miss Loretta Bush, who bore him three children, Robert, Edmond R., and Kate, who married Charles Siegfried, of Newport News, Va. Mrs. Sherry died in October, 1883, and on October 25, 1884, Mr. Sherry married Hannah, daughter of Dennis McMahon, of Towanda, Pa. Their son, Charles Packer Sherry, was born June 3, 1886.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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